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Adult Literacy Counselor (Part- Time)

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

The Adult Literacy Program provides ESOL and Technology classes to immigrant adults in New York City. University Settlement provides a comprehensive network of services to over 10,000 people of all ages lining in the Lower East Side. Its broad network of activities includes adult literacy classes, mental health counseling and intensive case management; group and family day care; support services to the formerly homeless; after-school and summer camp for children and teens; a senior center and a credit union.


  • Develop students individual education plans with students
  • Become familiar with providers, partner agencies and programs in order to help students with referrals to other training programs and other education programs
  • Work with teachers and other staff to ensure that students meet program requirements
  • Do follow-up and outreach to help students be successful in job and educational outcomes
  • Attend ASISTS training and be able to enter data into ASISTS database
  • Track progress of student achievement and attainment of NRS goals
  • Maintain attendance and performance records for students
  • Attend 14 hours of RAEN professional development
  • Attend State-mandated Literacy Zone Conferences
  • Network with Literacy Zone collaborators to ensure that Literacy Zone objectives are met
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • B.A. degree
  • Bilingual Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese or Fukinese preferred. Spanish, Bengali, or Urdu a Plus.

Hours: 17 hours per week

Salary: $19.78 per hour


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